1. Top 2 lakh candidates (including all categories) in the merit list of JEE (Main) Paper-1 will be eligible to write JEE (Advanced).
  2. The Offline Exam of JEE (Advanced) will be on Last week of May.
  3. The JEE (Advanced) will have two objective type papers i.e., Paper-1 & 2 of three hours.
  4. Each of the question papers will consist of three separate parts in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  5. The question paper will be in either English or Hindi.


About JEE (Advanced)

The JEE (Advanced)- will be conducted by Seven Zonal IITs (under the directives of the Joint Admission Board) for admission to the undergraduate programmes in all IITs. All the candidates aspiring to take admission in the undergraduate programmes at IITs and ISM Dhanbad for the current year will have to appear in the JEE (Main) Paper-1. Seven Zonal IITs which conduct JEE (Advanced) examination are IITB, IITD, IITG, IITK, IITKgp, IITM & IITR.


Important Dates for JEE (Advanced)

1. Registration for JEE (Advanced): Not Declared
2. Date of Examination: May
3. Results of JEE (Advanced): Not Declared


Eligibility Criteria

A candidate, including a foreign national, must fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced).

1 Performance in JEE (Main): The candidate should be among the top 2,00,000 including all categories in JEE (Main). The percentage of the total number of candidates for various categories will be declared shortly.
2 Age Limit: The candidate should have been born on or after 1st October, 1991 if belonging to the GEN or OBC-NCL category and on or after 1st October, 1986 if belonging to the SC, ST or PwD category. [Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.]
3 Number of Attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times and that too, in consecutive years.
4 Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2015 and wish to reappear in the same in 2016 will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2016. Those who appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) exam in 2014 or earlier are NOT eligible.
5 Earlier admission at IITs/ISM: The candidate should NOT have been admitted OR even accepted the seat by paying seat acceptance fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs or ISM was cancelled are also NOT eligible. However, candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs can appear in JEE (Advanced).
6 Number of Subjects in the Qualifying Examination – Candidates must have taken at least five subjects i.e. (1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of the (subjects—Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical & Vocational Subjects), 5-Any other subject) in class 12th / qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Advanced).


Exam Structure of JEE (Advanced)

The JEE (Advanced) consists of two objective type papers i.e., Paper-1 & Paper-2. Each Paper consists of three parts – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 3 separate sections i.e., Section-1, 2 & 3. Each paper contains total 60 questions consisting of 20 questions in each subject. The maximum marks are 264 comprising of 88 marks for each subject in Paper-1 and 240 marks comprising of 80 marks for each subject in Paper-2. Duration of each paper is 3 hours. In some Sections, incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.

JEE (Advanced): Paper-1                MM: 88 x 3 = 264

Sections Type of Questions No. of Questions Full Marks Negative Marks Duration
1 Single Digit Integer 8 4 x 8 = 32 0 3 hrs.
2 One or More than One Correct Option 10 4 x 10 = 40 -2
3 Match the Following 2 2 x (2*4) = 16 -1
  MCQs 20 88    


JEE (Advanced): Paper-2                MM: 80 x 3 = 240

Section Type of Questions No. of Questions Full Marks Negative Marks Duration
1 Single Digit Integer 8 4 x 8 = 32 0 3 hrs.
2 One or More than One Correct Option 8 4 x 8 = 32 -2
3 Paragraph Type 4 4 x 4 = 16 -2
  MCQs 20 80    

Note: Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, smart phones, calculators, iPAD, tabs, electronic watches, etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall. Only BLACK ball point pens, downloaded admit card and an original photo identity card are allowed to take inside the examination hall.

The answer sheet of each paper of JEE (Advanced) is a machine-readable ORS. The ORS has two pages with the same lay-out. The first page of the ORS is machine readable. It is designed so as to leave impressions of the responses on the second page. Candidates should not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS at any stage and under any circumstance.

Candidates should use BLACK BALL POINT pen for darkening the bubbles. Candidate should write his/her Name, Roll No. and the name of centre and sign with pen in the boxes provided on the right part of ORS. She/he should darken the appropriate bubble under each digit of his/her Roll No. Candidates should apply adequate pressure to ensure that a proper impression is made on the second page of the ORS. The second page of the ORS will be handed over to the candidates by the invigilator at the end of the examination.


Registration Procedure for JEE (Advanced)

Top 2, 00,000 (including all the categories) candidates will be declared qualified based on their scores in Paper-1 of JEE (Main). They only will be eligible to register for JEE (Advanced). All eligible candidates should register only through online at, where detailed instructions will be provided.

  • After login, candidate need to provide the following information (as applicable) and also upload soft (scanned) copies of all requisite documents as:
  1. Year of First Attempt in JEE (Advanced)
  2. Choice of Examination City / Town
  3. Choice of Language of Question Paper (English or Hindi)
  4. Entitlement of DS Category
  5. Requirement of Scribe
  6. Original passport size photograph in JPEG format (preferably from digital camera)
  7. Legible scanned signature as a JPEG file
  8. Soft copies of Date of Birth, Class-X and Category and Sub-Category (PwD) certificat.
  • Pay registration fee. Registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.


Reservation of Seats

Distribution of top 200000 candidates across various categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

  • Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL): 27% of seats in every course
    • Scheduled Caste (SC): 15% of seats in every course
    • Scheduled Tribe (ST): 7.5% of seats in every course
    • Persons with Disability (PwD): 3% of seats in every category, viz., GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST
    • Defence Service (DS): Two seats are available for preferential allotment in each Institute
    • Foreign Nationals: Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course



Zone Address Website Phone No FAX
IIT Bombay Chairman, JEE (Advanced) IIT Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai -400 076 (022) 25764063 (022) 25720305
IIT Delhi Chairman, JEE (Advanced) IIT Delhi,
Hauz Khas, Delhi -110 016 (011) 26591785 (011) 26581067
IIT Guwahati Chairman, JEE (Advanced),
IIT Guwahati,
Guwahati – 781 039 (0361) 2692795 (0361) 2582180
IIT Kanpur Chairman, JEE (Advanced), IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur – 208 016 (0512) 2597335 (0512) 2590103
IIT Kharagpur Chairman, JEE (Advanced), IIT Kharagpur,
Kharagpur  – 721 302 (03222) 282101 (03222) 278242
IIT Madras Chairman, JEE (Advanced), IIT Madras,
Chennai – 600 036 (044) 22578220 (044) 22578224
IIT Roorkee Chairman, JEE (Advanced), IIT Roorkee,
Roorkee, Uttarakhand- 247 667 (01332) 284272 (01332) 285346




The information and its analysis given over here are based on various press releases/ notifications/ information bulletin available on authentic websites.


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